Evolution in Science and Religion

Evolution in Science and Religion

Evolution in Science and Religion

Evolution in Science and Religion

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It is with very great hesitation that I have accepted the invitation to give the Terry lectures this year for I am fully conscious of the fact that I can speak with no sort of knowledge or authority in matters of either religion or philosophy. If there be any appropriateness whatever in my joining in the discussion of the relations of religion to science and philosophy it arises from two facts.

First, my life has been wholly devoted to the most fundamental of the natural sciences, physics. I have therefore had intimate contact with the spirit and with the progress of that one science and can speak with a certain amount of knowledge of its point of view. Further, I have had the good fortune to come into fairly broad contacts with the other sciences; so that I should be able to understand at least the angle of approach of scientists as such, if . . .

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